Mark Feeney

Mark Feeney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Mark Feeney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Like its two subjects, "Best of Enemies" is lively and smart. Unlike them, it's even-handed. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 93% Grey Gardens (1975) "Edith and Edie are like a toxic vaudeville team, joined not just by blood but affinity. They're three parts folie a deux to two parts shtick. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/4 100% The Third Man (1949) "Krasker's camera reveals a dank, matte, defeated city - so dully vivid as to be a character unto itself - except that this Vienna becomes something altogether different seen at night or underground. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 49% Manglehorn (2015) "This is definitely a lonely-man-talking-to-his-cat movie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "When Ted sits on his couch watching a clip from "Roots" and compares his situation to that of Kunta Kinte getting whipped, you may want to sink into your seat. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 25, 2015
88% Dope (2015) ""Dope" is too smart and lively to be dismissed. It's even original in its mixing of ingredients, however unoriginal those ingredients may be. But it's also unfeeling and, beneath its in-the-hood surface, as much a bit of artifice as a Wes Anderson movie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 6% The Forger (2015) "Scenes generally feel underdeveloped, and transitions abrupt. A suspicion grows that this is one movie that would have fared better as miniseries. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 71% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "Workman clearly reveres Welles, but he's never reverent. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "Denny Tedesco's lively and loving documentary takes its title from the name collectively applied to the group of two to three dozen Los Angeles studio musicians who dominated rock and pop recordings there during the 1960s and early '70s. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 96% Red Army (2015) "It's a mark of Polsky's ambition and canniness that he braids hockey not just with geopolitics but also with personal history and human drama. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 97% National Gallery (2014) ""It's this wonderful mixture of observation and imagination," a lecturer says of Leonardo's "Madonna of the Rocks," one of the museum's prize possessions. Something similar can be said of Wiseman and his film. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 13, 2014
91% Art and Craft (2014) "Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, the directors of "Art and Craft," have themselves an enticing subject in Landis's activities. They do not have an enticing subject in Landis himself. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "The characters sound like people trying to sound like people in the movies and not quite pulling it off. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 1, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "Not that it needed demonstrating, but Hardy once again shows what quiet force and phenomenal range he has. He's like a young Liam Neeson with Michael Fassbender chops. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2014
1/4 86% Borgman (2014) "What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "Most DisneyToons releases are direct-to-video. That lowly status shows here in the pokey storytelling, dreadful score, and generally tired comedy. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 100% The Great Flood (2014) "Having taken the flood out of time, Morrison plants it firmly in space - or as firm as any dreamscape can be. He's made a sort of travelog, and it's destination is inundation. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) "There's no more exciting effect in the documentary than the look of pure pleasure on Depp's face as he stands by Steadman's drawing table, peeking over his shoulder as he attacks a sheet of paper. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 94% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) "This is an amazing tale, and Maloof has labored mightily to flesh it out. He's almost as odd as Maier was. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/4 82% The Unknown Known (2014) "The only self-examination he ever subjects himself to would appear to involve a shaving mirror and lather. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) "The climax, a shootout in a funhouse hall of mirrors, is one of the bravura sequences in all film, a triumph of hey-look-at-me form over just-the-facts content. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) ""Jack Ryan" is slick, loud, assured, overplotted (way overplotted), fairly diverting, and pretty much empty. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/4 98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) "As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3.5/4 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) "What helps make Marker and Lhomme's documentary all the more remarkable is its occurring at a moment in history whose specialness only became evident later. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/4 50% Design Is One: The Vignellis (2013) "You may not recognize the Vignelli name, but you certainly recognize their designs. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) "The archival footage in Bill Siegel's documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" is wondrous. How could it not be, featuring the gentleman in the title. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 63% Linsanity (2013) "A little game footage can go a long way; and a lot of game footage, no matter how good, goes a very long way. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) "[An] alternately maddening and magnificent documentary. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) "Brian Epstein needed someone to run the nascent Official Beatles Fan Club. Freda, just 17, got the job. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 26, 2013
1.5/4 53% When Comedy Went to School (2013) "It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed? " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 65% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) "The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 89% Viola (2013) "A Buenos Aires production of "Twelfth Night" is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love's labor's lost offstage. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3.5/4 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) "Like any star turn, Holliday's performance rings utterly true. It's that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2.5/4 80% Europa Report (2013) "What isn't straightforward about the plot is either hackneyed, implausible, or both. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 8, 2013
2.5/4 26% Planes (2013) "Seems ... like a lesser version of what may be Pixar's two weakest efforts, the "Cars" movies. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/4 94% Museum Hours (2013) "One of the world's great art museums, the Kunsthistoriches is the true star of the movie "Museum Hours." " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) "Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself." " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 20, 2013
89% The Iran Job (2013) "A lively, engaging documentary directed by the German filmmaker Till Schauder ... " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3.5/4 No Score Yet Sign Painters (2014) "A movie with a title like that - about a subject like that - must be pretty drab, right? Not hardly. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/4 85% Dirty Wars (2013) "Scahill's so busy Being A Reporter - capital letters are definitely called for - it gets in the way of what he's reporting on. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2.5/4 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) "Robert Stone's documentary contends that the only feasible answer is nuclear power. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2/4 50% Now You See Me (2013) "Big, noisy, slick, and empty. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 30, 2013
2/4 No Score Yet Cleopatra 50th Anniversary (2013) "It's never a good sign when a movie is most famous for what happened off screen, and "Cleopatra" may be the all-time champ of off-screen famousness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 24, 2013
2/4 89% Girl Rising (2013) "The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/4 54% Oblivion (2013) "Sometimes Oblivion can be pretty oblivious. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/4 89% Koch (2013) "What he really was was one of a kind. Whether intentionally or not, "Koch" shows that that's not necessarily a bad thing. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 11, 2013
2.5/4 63% High Tech, Low Life (2013) ""High Tech, Low Life" (not a good title) has a nice easy rhythm. It feels neither hurried nor emphatic. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2.5/4 92% Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013) "People who weren't around during the '60s-'70s cusp can hardly appreciate just how weird that time was. "Free Angela" brings that weirdness back. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 4, 2013
1.5/4 65% Starbuck (2013) "Bertrand does his jelly-belly best to keep "Starbuck" a comedy. But even the broadest shtick can't prevent a movie that features a Busby Berkeley-style group hug from becoming a male weepie. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/4 27% Upside Down (2013) ""Upside Down" gives you four movies for the price of one. " ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 14, 2013
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